Press Releases

11/12/13
Legislator Mills honors Scenic Byway committee

11/7/13
November 2013 Column - Budget process underway, County announces free shredding day to protect residents' identity

10/4/13
October 2013 Column - Improvements at county parks must remain constant 

9/6/13
September 2013 Column - County offers programs aimed at improving safely, health of residents 

9/5/13
Legislator Mills, Library Director Gernatt announce library fundraiser total 

8/23/13
Legislator Mills presents donation to Angola Library to support building fund 

8/20/13
Legislator Mills presents donation to Eden Library 

8/16/13
Legislators Lorigo and Mills to host Annual Hot Dog Road Fundraiser at West Falls-Colden Library 

8/8/13
7th Annual Hot Dog Roast Fundraiser at Orchard Park Library on Aug. 16

8/8/13
August 2013 Column - Mid-year budget hearings show surplus for 2013 

7/29/13
Legislator Mills announces North Collins Library event raises $1,010 for programming 

7/23/13
Legislator Mills announces Community Outreach Meetings to discuss Senior and Social Services' programs 

7/17/13
Legislator Mills announces Collins Library breaks record with 2013 fundraiser 

7/12/13
Legislator Mills to host Hot Dog Roast Fundraisers at Concord & Angola Libraries 

7/9/13
2013 Boston Free Library Fundraiser exceeds last year's total 

7/5/13
Legislator Mills to host Hot Dog Roast Fundraisers in Eden, Concord & Angola 

7/2/13
June 2013 Column - Sprague Brook Park Veterans Memorial Grove worthy of a visit this summer 

6/21/13
Legislator Mills announces North Collins, Eden Hot Dog Roast details 

6/11/13
Minority Leader Mills announces Zoar Valley Road repairs underway 

6/11/13
June 2013 Column - 2013 summer projects a start, but more needs to be done in county 

6/11/13
Hazardous Waste Drop-off Saturday, June 15 at ECC South 

6/10/13
Boston Free Library, North Collins Hot Dog Roast details 

6/7/13
Funding approved for Cradle Beach, local Boys and Girls Clubs 

6/4/13
Eden volunteer firefighter presented proclamation in recognition of 50 years of service 

5/24/13
Erie County Legislator Mills announces Collins Library and Boston Free Lirbary Hot Dog Roast details 

5/14/13
Free rabies clinic will be held Wednesday, May 29 

5/6/13
May 2013 Column - Serious road issues need to be addressed this summer 

4/29/13
Legislator Mills opposes proposal to consider border crossing fee 

4/22/13
Local collection sites for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day 

4/11/13
Legislator Mills: increase of CHIPS funding will benefit local projects 

4/4/13
April 2013 Column - Erie County to host Hazardous Waste Drop-off Days

3/7/13
March 2013 Column - County responds to FEMA audit, delay in E911 project

2/17/13
Conservation Tree and Shrub Seedling Sale deadline is March 15

2/7/13
February 2013 Column - Opt-out option protects pistol permit holders' information

2/6/13
Nominees sought for Citizen of the Month Award

1/28/13
Legislator Mills announces remaining HEAP Outreach dates 

1/28/13
Legislature’s Minority Caucus approves resolution supporting investigation into reuse of insulin pens at VA Hospital

1/11/13
Mills reappointed to Minority Leader post

1/9/13
Legislator Mills revisits history of Chestnut Ridge Park’s toboggan chutes on anniversary of their reopening

1/4/13
January 2013 Column - Actions taken in 2012 will lead to brighter future for county

Press Releases - 2012

12/10/12
December 2012 Column - County property tax increase eliminated, funding for services maintained

11/19/12
HEAP Outreach will be held Dec. 11 at Concord Town Hall
 
11/16/12
2013 Budget Survey - Residents asked to provide opinion on proposed tax increase
 
 
11/8/12
November 2012 Column - Taxpayers encouraged to participate in budget process
 
10/31/12
Legislator Mills to discuss County issues at North Collins Town Board meeting
 
10/26/12
Legislator Mills, Cornell Cooperative Extension invite youths, families to 4-H Informational Meeting

10/9/12
Legislator Mills’ Orchard Park Hot Dog Roast Fundraiser breaks library’s record

10/4/12
October 2012 Column - Staying on the right path in 2013

9/26/12
Legislator Mills presents donation to Boston Library Director, Board Members

9/6/12
September 2012 Column - Hot dog roast fundraisers bring community together in more ways than one

8/30/12
Legislator Mills, Library Directors deem first hot dog fundraisers a success

8/23/12
Legislator Mills presents donation to Eden Library Director, Board Members

8/7/12
Legislator Mills, Library Directors thank community for supporting annual hot dog roast

8/6/12
August 2012 - Mid-year wrap up

7/6/12
July 2012 Column - Conducting business in the best interest of taxpayers

6/25/12
Legislator Mills honors Trooper Sullivan for saving toddler’s life

6/22/12
2012 Hot Dog Roast Library Fundraiser schedule announced

6/19/12
Legislator Mills invites residents to take guided walk at Sprague Brook Park

6/12/12
June 2012 Column - Summer events at County beaches, golf courses and parks

6/12/12
Hazardous Waste Drop-Off at ECC South on June 16

5/30/12
Minority Leader Mills announces funding for Cradle Beach, Eden Boys and Girls Club

5/14/12
Legislator Mills' Spring 2012 Newsletter

5/9/12
Legislator Mills to discuss County issues at board meetings

5/7/12
Legislator Mills announces free rabies clinic will be held Tuesday, May 22

5/2/12
May 2012 Column - Policy without purpose

3/17/12
Legislator Mills announces scholarship opportunity - deadline is May 11

3/8/12
March 2012 Column - Cash payment was best option for taxpayers

2/3/12
February 2012 - Closure of 219 Bridge another example of DOT failing to maintain infrastructure

1/9/12
Minority Caucus names Mills leader for 2012

Press Releases - 2011

12/29/11
Legislator Mills' Winter 2011 Newsletter

12/9/11
December 2011 Column - Fewer legislators will mean more efficient county government

11/28/11
Legislator Mills announces HEAP Outreach will be held Dec. 12 at Concord Town Hall

10/18/11
Legislator Mills invites residents to take guided walk in Chestnut Ridge Park

10/17/11
October 2011 Column - Budget once again does not include tax increase

09/26/11
Erie County Announces Second Year Revival of AutumnFest at Sprague Brook Park

09/22/11
Legislator John Mills Library Hot Dog Roast Fundraising Reaches All-Time High

09/13/11
County Reopens First Stretch of Reconstructed Eden Evans Center Road

09/09/11
Legislator John Mills Reminds Pet Owners About Rabies Clinic on September 21

09/02/11
Sept. 2011 Column - Childhood Lessons Prove Invaluable in Adulthood

08/23/11
Mills, Collins Present Shirley the Pig to Hidden Valley Adventure

08/15/11
Mills, Collins Pardon Shirley the Pig at the Erie County Fair

08/04/11
August 2011 Column - Expanding session locations best serves constituents

08/01/2011
Legislator Mills announces Aug. 4 Concord Library Hot Dog Roast Fundraiser

07/12/11
Legislator Mills' Summer 2011 Newsletter

07/08/11
July 2011 Column - Public- private partnerships great option for growth in Western New York

06/28/11
Legislator Mills announces 2nd Annual free BPO concert at Chestnut Ridge Park

06/22/11
Legislator Mills announces Bicycle Route Guide now available

06/21/11
Legislator Mills announces free fishing clinic at Chestnut Ridge Park

06/14/11
Legislator Mills announces Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Day

06/13/11
Legislator Mills announces 5th Annual Collins Library Hot Dog Roast Fundraiser

06/07/11
Legislator Mills invites residents to take guided walks in County parks

06/02/11
June 2011 Column: Budget process is a year-round effort, department’s spending needs to be reviewed

05/23/11
Legislator Mills announces Hot Dog Roast Schedule to benefit County libraries

05/17/11
Legislator Mills announces grant funding secured to support Scenic Byway

05/12/11
Hot Spot Fishing Maps available through Legislator Mills’ office

05/05/11
May 2011 Column: Value of parks improvements well worth dollars spent

04/28/11
Legislator Mills announces that improvements at Chestnut Ridge Park will increase energy efficiency

04/25/11
Erie County to participate in National Prescription Drug Drop Off

04/11/11
Legislator Mills announces availability of second emergency HEAP benefits

04/07/11
April 2011 Column: State of the County is strong; reform initiatives applied

04/05/11
Legislator Mills' March 2011 Newsletter

03/31/11
Legislator Mills announces Sugar Shack Tours available through April 15

03/07/11
March 2011 Column - Redrawing of legislative districts must be fair process

03/01/11
County’s Minority Caucus opposes imposing registration fee on bicycles

03/01/11
HEAP Outreach will be held March 7 at Aurora Senior Center

02/11/11
American Public Works Association honors Legislator Mills for dedication to public works projects

02/09/11
Minority Leader John J. Mills announces first six appointments to the Reapportionment Committee

02/04/11
Allow counties to opt out of non-mandated Medicaid

02/03/11
Conservation Tree and Shrub Seedlings Available; orders due March 18

01/26/11
Legislator Mills named Legislature’s Minority Leader for 2011

01/04/11
Legislator Mills announces HEAP Outreach will be held Jan. 19 at Concord Town Hall

Press Releases - 2010

12/30/10
Erie County Parks Offer Various Winter Activities – for Free

12/08/10
One of the county’s best services is in its parks system

11/23/10
Legislator Mills announces South Buffalo Street work completed

11/19/10
Legislature honors Sheriff Deputy for efforts to combat human trafficking

11/17/10
Santaland planned Dec. 4, 5, 11 & 12 at Chestnut Ridge Park

11/04/10
Cuts in budget will not lead to cuts in taxes for county residents

10/15/10
Legislature accepts grant for Libraries to install self checkout system, improve efficiency

10/13/10
Budget process incorporates difficult decisions

10/08/10
Legislator Mills announces free guided walk in Chestnut Ridge Park on Oct. 16

10/07/10
Budget process incorporates difficult decisions

09/29/10
Erie County AutumnFest Returns to Sprague Brook Park

09/27/10
Legislator Mills raises $17,543 for Erie County Libraries

09/13/10
Legislator Mills named Chairman of Erie County Soil and Water Conservation District Board

09/13/10
Legislator Mills announces Electronic Recycling Day will be held Sept. 18

09/03/10
Legislator Mills announces new Bicycle Route Guide now available

08/24/10
Erie County Introduces Garbage Totes in Parks

08/11/10
Legislator Mills plans hot dog roast fundraisers to benefit Orchard Park, West Falls-Colden libraries

08/05/10
East Aurora Bee/Orchard Park Bee Column - County's 2011 budget must include cuts, not tax increase

07/27/10
Legislator Mills announces grant will assist volunteer firefighters with recruitment

07/02/10
Legislator Mills announces funds to repair South Buffalo Street

05/28/10
Legislator Mills plans Aurora Library hot dog fundraiser

05/24/10
Legislator Mills invites residents to take guided walks in County parks

05/21/10
Republican Caucus members attend grand opening of Delta Sonic Heritage Farm

05/21/10
Amber Alerts to appear on all County owned cell phones, Republican Caucus proudly supports action

05/06/10
County to move forward with park repairs

04/29/10
Legislator Mills secures funding for Erie County Fire Training Academy

04/28/10
Hazardous Waste Drop-off Day set for May 8

04/26/10
Legislator Mills named a Byway Champion

04/09/10
Rabies Clinic Planned for May 19

04/07/10
Legislator Mills announces Unwanted Pharmaceutical Drop-Off Day

03/15/10
Republican Caucus applauds County Executive's efforts, plans for $44 million surplus

Press Releases - 2009

12/01/09
Legislative Republican Caucus Opposes Passage of Budget Amendments in 2010 Budget

10/02/09
ERIE COUNTY LEGISLATURE'S MINORITY CAUCUS COMMENTS ON 2010 PROPOSED BUDGET

09/10/09
Legislative Republican Caucus Votes to Sustain County Executive's Veto of Local Law

09/08/09
Erie County Legislature Demands Equal Funding for Road and Bridge Projects From State

09/01/09
Bee column

06/09/09
THREE ERIE COUNTY LEGISLATORS SEEK TO DOWNSIZE LEGISLATURE AND CREATE TERM LIMITS

06/03/09
THREE ERIE COUNTY LEGISLATORS APPLAUD ECFSA VOTE TO REVERT TO ADVISORY STATUS

05/05/09
Bee Column

04/24/09
LEGISLATOR MILLS SUPPORTS REMOVAL OF VEHICLE USE TAX

04/03/09
ERIE COUNTY LEGISLATURE MINORITY CAUCUS OPPOSES "CARD CHECK" LAW

04/02/09
THREE ERIE COUNTY LEGISLATORS SPEAK OUT AGAINST PROPOSED 2009 NEW YORK STATE BUDGET

03/31/09
THREE ERIE COUNTY LEGISLATORS SPEAK OUT AGAINST PROPOSED 2009 NEW YORK STATE BUDGET

03/11/09
LEGISLATURE MINORITY LEADER OPPOSES TAX ON PARTICIPATORY SPORTS

03/10/09
LEGISLATURE MINORITY CAUCUS TO HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE DISCUSSING OVER $7 MILLION OWED ERIE COUNTY

02/17/09
CHANGE IN DEADLINE FOR FILING FOR PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS

02/04/09
ERIE COUNTY LEGISLATURE MINORITY CAUCUS ANNOUNCES "FAIR DEAL FOR ERIE COUNTY TAXPAYERS"

01/08/09
LEGISLATOR MILLS UPDATES STATUS OF TWO BRIDGES IN THE TOWN OF AURORA

Press Releases - 2008

12/16/08
TEMPORARY REOPENING OF FREEMAN ROAD BRIDGE EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 15, 2008

12/01/08
Erie County Legislature Minority Caucus Announces Property Tax Cut Plan

10/06/08
Legislators Call on Erie County to Borrow for Capital Projects

10/01/08
LEGISLATORS MILLS AND RATH CALL ON STATE TO REJECT PROPOSAL TO MOVE VITAL RECORD REGISTRAR TO COUNTY

07/18/08
Legislators Support Reducing Legislature from 15 to 9

02/28/08
Mills announces Additional Springville HEAP Outreach

02/28/08
Mills Announces Orchard Park HEAP Outreach

02/15/08
Mills Announces Springville HEAP Outreach

02/05/08
Bee Column 02/08

01/04/08
Mills announces HEAP outreach efforts

01/08
Bee Column 01/08

Press Releases - 2007

12/04/07
Mills Comments on the Budget

10/22/07
LEGISLATORS MILLS RAISES OVER $3000 FOR LOCAL LIBRARIES

10/03/07
MILLS, RANZENHOFER, and WEINSTEIN call for the termination of the 1977 sales tax revenue distribution agreement

10/07
Bee Column 10/07

09/07
Orchard Park Bee Column 9/07

08/14/07
LEGISLATOR MILLS CALLS FOR THE REGNEGOTIATION OR TERMINATION OF THE ERIE COUNTY/CITY of BUFFALO PARKS AGREEMENT

08/03/07
Mills announces Library Fundraiser

08/07
Orchard Park Bee Column 8/07

07/31/07
MILLS, RANZENHOFER, & WEINSTEIN CALL FOR ROAD AND INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS ACROSS ERIE COUNTY

07/27/07
LEGISLATOR JOHN J. MILLS VOTES AGAINST FUNDING POLICE REGIONALISM STUDY

07/24/07
Mills announces fundraiser to support Concord Library (pdf)

07/19/07
LEGISLATOR MILLS STOPS ADMINISTRATION FROM RAIDING CAPITAL RESERVES OF SEWER DISTRICT 3

07/05/07
Maintaining Your Assets

07/07
Mills warns about Giant Hogweed

05/23/07
Mills Hosts Public Meeting on Local Law 1-1 2007

05/07
Mills endorses County Manager Proposal

04/30/07
Mills Supports Professional County Management

04/11/07
Mills Outlines Budget Reforms

04/02/07
Mills Supports Tourism

04/07
Mills remarks on local culture

03/19/07
Mills gains concessions from the state on the 219 expansion project

03/14/07
Mills keeps billboards out of Orchard Park

03/07
Mills demands reforms in Erie County Government

02/21/07
Minority Leader Mills named to the ECC Presidential Search Committee

02/21/07
Mills Supports Reform in STAR Program

02/07
Mills comments on his 2007 agenda

01/31/07
Mills Announces Republican Agenda for 2007

01/18/07
Mills Speaks Out Against Patronage

01/09/07
Mills Named Minority Leader

Press Releases - 2006

11/06
Mill's remarks on County Executive's Proposed Budget

10/04/06
Mills Supports Buffalo Zoo Rainforest Project

10/06
Mills remarks on the upcoming budget process

05/03/06
Mills seeks a more equitable sales tax sharing agreement and looks to eliminate health permit fees

05/06
John's thoughts on making County Government Work

Press Releases - 2013

11/12/13
Legislator Mills honors Scenic Byway committee

11/7/13
November 2013 Column - Budget process underway, County announces free shredding day to protect residents' identity

10/4/13
October 2013 Column - Improvements at county parks must remain constant 

9/6/13
September 2013 Column - County offers programs aimed at improving safely, health of residents 

9/5/13
Legislator Mills, Library Director Gernatt announce library fundraiser total 

8/23/13
Legislator Mills presents donation to Angola Library to support building fund 

8/20/13
Legislator Mills presents donation to Eden Library 

8/16/13
Legislators Lorigo and Mills to host Annual Hot Dog Road Fundraiser at West Falls-Colden Library 

8/8/13
7th Annual Hot Dog Roast Fundraiser at Orchard Park Library on Aug. 16

8/8/13
August 2013 Column - Mid-year budget hearings show surplus for 2013 

7/29/13
Legislator Mills announces North Collins Library event raises $1,010 for programming 

7/23/13
Legislator Mills announces Community Outreach Meetings to discuss Senior and Social Services' programs 

7/17/13
Legislator Mills announces Collins Library breaks record with 2013 fundraiser 

7/12/13
Legislator Mills to host Hot Dog Roast Fundraisers at Concord & Angola Libraries 

7/9/13
2013 Boston Free Library Fundraiser exceeds last year's total 

7/5/13
Legislator Mills to host Hot Dog Roast Fundraisers in Eden, Concord & Angola 

7/2/13
June 2013 Column - Sprague Brook Park Veterans Memorial Grove worthy of a visit this summer 

6/21/13
Legislator Mills announces North Collins, Eden Hot Dog Roast details 

6/11/13
Minority Leader Mills announces Zoar Valley Road repairs underway 

6/11/13
June 2013 Column - 2013 summer projects a start, but more needs to be done in county 

6/11/13
Hazardous Waste Drop-off Saturday, June 15 at ECC South 

6/10/13
Boston Free Library, North Collins Hot Dog Roast details 

6/7/13
Funding approved for Cradle Beach, local Boys and Girls Clubs 

6/4/13
Eden volunteer firefighter presented proclamation in recognition of 50 years of service 

5/24/13
Erie County Legislator Mills announces Collins Library and Boston Free Lirbary Hot Dog Roast details 

5/14/13
Free rabies clinic will be held Wednesday, May 29 

5/6/13
May 2013 Column - Serious road issues need to be addressed this summer 

4/29/13
Legislator Mills opposes proposal to consider border crossing fee 

4/22/13
Local collection sites for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day 

4/11/13
Legislator Mills: increase of CHIPS funding will benefit local projects 

4/4/13
April 2013 Column - Erie County to host Hazardous Waste Drop-off Days

3/7/13
March 2013 Column - County responds to FEMA audit, delay in E911 project

2/17/13
Conservation Tree and Shrub Seedling Sale deadline is March 15

2/7/13
February 2013 Column - Opt-out option protects pistol permit holders' information

2/6/13
Nominees sought for Citizen of the Month Award

1/28/13
Legislator Mills announces remaining HEAP Outreach dates 

1/28/13
Legislature’s Minority Caucus approves resolution supporting investigation into reuse of insulin pens at VA Hospital

1/11/13
Mills reappointed to Minority Leader post

1/9/13
Legislator Mills revisits history of Chestnut Ridge Park’s toboggan chutes on anniversary of their reopening

1/4/13
January 2013 Column - Actions taken in 2012 will lead to brighter future for county